Can this be done? Don't care about legal issues just would like to know if possible. I have a 150GB partition on a HP DV6000 Vista machine and was tempted to try...

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    Not programming related and also violates the EULA of Mac OS X. – cletus May 7 '09 at 22:42
  • @cletus: he specifically said he doesn't care about the EULA. Besides, the restrictions in Apple's EULA are immoral and should be illegal. – Zifre May 7 '09 at 22:50
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    Immoral? You might need to consult a dictionary. You might not like them, but there's nothing immoral about Apple's restrictions. – mmc Aug 11 '09 at 11:29

It is possibly and I found it not to be too tricky, even with a triple boot solution (Windows XP Home, kubuntu and OSX Tiger on a Dell Inspiron 8200).

If I remember correctly it only works if your notebook has an Intel processor with at least SSE2.

The osx86project is the right place to look for guidance. You have to look for installation images elsewhere however.


Yes, it's a bit tricky but not impossible. Google "OSX x86".


Don't believe you can because of the chip-set

The best alternative would be google "hackintosh".


Specifically, take a look at http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Installation_Guides#10.5.5_Guides . Doable, but as lenni said, very non-trivial.


Another option is virtualisation - you can run OS X in VMware workstation, however it is rather slow (on my old Pentium D machine at least). It's fully functional - the only real issue is that it does not support widescreen resolutions. The legality of this of course is probably questionable.

  • It does. I've run it at 1366x768, 1920x1200 and 1280x1024 resolutions. – Mehrdad Afshari Aug 11 '09 at 11:27

Here is how I did it on my HP dv6000 laptop.

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